Peacebuilding (including the PBC)

  • December 2018

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council will hold a high-level briefing, chaired by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, on post-conflict economic recovery. Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief.

  • On 29 June, the Security Council will hold a briefing for the presentation of the PBC’s annual report. Ambassadors Ion Jinga (Romania) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the current and former chairs, respectively, of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) are...

  • June 2018

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council expects briefings by Ambassadors Ion Jinga (Romania) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the current and former chair, respectively, of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), presenting the PBC’s annual report. On the same day, Council members are expected to convene an informal interactive dialogue with representatives of the PBC.

  • Tomorrow (25 April), the Security Council will hold a briefing on peacebuilding and sustaining peace to coincide with the two day high-level General Assembly event (24-25 April) on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the Chair of the...

  • April 2018

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Council is expected to hold a high-level briefing to consider the Secretary-General’s implementation report on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. This is planned to coincide with the 24-25 April General Assembly high-level event on the issue. Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Ion Jinga (Romania), are expected to brief.

  • April 2018

    Youth, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on youth, peace and security. Graeme Simpson—the lead author of the recently completed progress study on youth, peace and security—is expected to brief the Council.

  • Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the theme “addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security” at the initiative of Council president Japan. Secretary-General António Guterres will brief. The debate is expected to...

  • December 2017

    In Hindsight: The Peacebuilding Commission

    Monthly Forecast

    For much of its existence, the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)—created as an advisory body to the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council—has been looked at cynically by some members of the Security Council as not providing much added value to the Council’s work. The UN general membership and staff in the UN Secretariat have also often viewed the PBC as something of a disappointment. Council members, particularly the P5, have questioned its ability to advise on conflict-affected situations and have found its meetings redundant, duplicating discussion and information provided by the Secretariat during Council sessions. The PBC’s supporters, in turn, have criticised the Council for not being receptive to working with the PBC, thus limiting its ability over the years to demonstrate its value. Tensions have existed since the PBC’s creation in 2005, which occurred as Security Council reform stalled, with the P5 seeing the PBC as a forum created by member states to discuss peace and security issues, encroaching on the prerogatives of the Security Council.

  • This is Security Council Report's sixth report on the Peacebuilding Commission.

  • On 29 August, the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peacekeeping Operations: Potential to the Overarching Goal of Sustaining Peace”. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will brief, as will Yousef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute and...

  • On Monday (19 June), Ambassadors Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the former and current chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), will brief the Council for the presentation of the PBC’s tenth annual report (S/2017/76). This will...

  • June 2017

    Peacebuilding

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council expects briefings by Ambassadors Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the former and current chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), for the presentation of the PBC’s tenth annual report. On the same day, an informal interactive dialogue is planned, involving Council members, the chairs of PBC country configurations, and ambassadors of countries on the PBC agenda.

  • Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on peacebuilding in Africa with a focus on institution-building. The session will be chaired by Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed of...

  • July 2016

    Peacebuilding

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Japan, as Council president, is organising a ministerial-level open debate, presided over by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, on peacebuilding in Africa with a focus on institution-building.

  • Tomorrow (22 June), the Security Council will receive briefings from Ambassadors Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and Olof Skoog (Sweden), the current and former chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), on the annual report of the PBC (A/70/714; S/2016/115). The Council will...